Sulzer Technical Review Issue 2 / 2018

News and events

May 17, 2018

Get to know more about the latest news from Sulzer and upcoming events.


Key pumps for Aksay concentrated solar power plant

Sulzer has been contracted to supply 18 pumps for both solar and power islands of the Aksay 50 MW CSP plant in China. Aksay is a molten-salt parabolic trough plant with a 15-hour molten-salt heat storage system.

Solar power plant

To promote renewable energy, the Chinese government has launched its first batch of 20 concentrated solar power (CSP) pilot projects using various technologies: central tower, parabolic trough, and linear Fresnel collector. Most projects will be equipped with a molten-salt heat storage system to last 6–15 hours. The Aksay plant is one of these 20 pilot projects.

A dedicated Sulzer team including engineers from China, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, and USA worked closely together to develop the optimal comprehensive pump package for this project. The package includes boiler feed pumps, condensate extraction pumps, molten salt pumps, and attemperation pumps. The pumps will be manufactured in Sulzer’s factories in China and Belgium.

The Sulzer Suzhou factory in China is one of the main production units for the power market with its state-of-the-art order-related engineering, packaging, and testing facilities. It focuses on domestic and export markets.

Large pumps orders from GE Power India Limited

Sulzer India has been contracted to supply 21 barrel-type boiler feed pump sets for GE Power India Limited.

The pumps are destined for the three new thermal power plants, i.e. 3x 660 MW Ghatampur, 2x 660 MW Obra “C” UPRVUL, and 2x 660 MW Jawaharpur JVUNL. Those plants are being built in Uttar Pradesh, India, and owned by Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited, Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited, and Jawaharpur Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited, respectively. The delivery is scheduled from mid-2018 to mid-2019.

Barrel-type boiler feed pump set

Included in the orders are 21 barrel-type boiler feed pumps (20 MW drive) and 21 booster pumps. The pumps are specifically designed for use in arduous industrial applications and are optimized for high-efficiency operations. The scope of supply also includes 12 condensate extraction pumps and 14 heater drain pumps. All pump sets will be engineered, assembled, and packaged in India.

Sulzer is a key player in the supercritical power segment, and is investing in employees and sites in India, setting up a new 8 MW test bed in Mumbai. After a detailed evaluation, the customer has chosen Sulzer as its partner in this important project thanks to its technology and well-recognized global experience.

Sulzer exhibition

Upcoming events in 2018

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Sulzer at ACHEMA 2018

Sulzer will be delivering service and product excellence through innovation at ACHEMA 2018, which will be held in Frankfurt from June 11–15, 2018. The exhibition will bring together experts from across the world, and Sulzer is taking the opportunity to demonstrate its expertise in separation technology for chemical manufacturers, pump design, and rotating equipment services at two booths.

Sulzer’s experts in separation technology will be on hand in Hall 4.0, at Booth D48, to discuss the latest developments in tray technology, structured and random packing applications, feed inlet devices, separators, static mixers, coalescers, crystallizers, and the use of carbon products in column internals. Sulzer offers skid-mounted solutions that minimize costs and disruption on-site.

In Hall 8.0, at Booth A71, Sulzer offers insights into the latest pump designs as well as developments in asset management and pump optimization software. Visitors will also be able to see and discuss the company’s comprehensive offering for the maintenance of turbines, compressors, pumps, generators, and large Motors.

Sulzer at Achema exhibition
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